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Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

14-year-old killed at crosswalk while preparing for first day of high school — $4,007,478 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death by motor vehicle v. pedestrian Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Junius P. Fulton III Date resolved: 4/19/2021 Special damages: Funeral expenses totaling $7,478 ...

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Two killed in head-on collision; oncoming driver was fleeing police — $600,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death and personal injury Injuries alleged: Multiple vertebral fractures, fractures to both lower extremities, fractured hip and fractured rib Date resolved: 5/28/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $600,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): John C. Shea, ...

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Driver killed after being hit from behind by another vehicle — $5 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death, motor vehicle collision Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 2/11/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $5,000,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John Newby, Wiley Latham, Jay Tronfeld and Elizabeth West, ...

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Woman killed by distracted driver while en route to concert — $800,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Soft Tissue (bruises, cuts, other external), facial/sensory/dental, head/neck, back/spine, chest/abdomen, bone fractures/dislocation, leg/knee/ankle/foot, pulmonary/respiratory, death) Court: Prince William County Circuit Court Case No.: CL20-5335 Special damages: $223,358.74 Amount: $800,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): ...

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Elderly woman killed in dog attack — $1 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: vicious dog attack – disemboweled plaintiff’s elderly mother, which caused her death. Name of case: Linda M. Patterson, Administrator of the Estate of Margaret M. Colvin, deceased v. Forever-Homes Sanctuary Inc., d/b/a Forever ...

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Woman killed in head-on collision — $1.5 million settlement (access required)

Wrongful Death Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Decedent died instantly as a result of a motor vehicle collision. Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000 Attorney for plaintiff: W.F. Drewry (“Drew”) Gallalee, Richmond Description of case: 56-year-old decedent was ...

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Man killed when reckless driver hit him going around curve — $960,000 settlement  (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death/trucking litigation/personal injury Injuries alleged: Death Name of case: Estate of Charles Sellers Date resolved: 10/29/2020 Demand: $960,000 Offer: $960,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $960,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Robert E. Byrne Jr. and ...

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Woman killed crossing road at night in Newport News — $110,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death – motor vehicle accident Court: Newport News Circuit Court Name of judge or mediator: Judge Charles Poston (Ret.) Date resolved: 10/15/2020 Demand: Policy limits Offer: $25,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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3-year-old special needs child died on school bus — $1 million verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death of a three year old on school bus Injuries alleged: Death by positional asphyxia Name of case: Sabiani v. Fairfax County School Board Court: Fairfax Circuit Court Case no.: CL 2020-12938 Name of judge or ...

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